Statement Regarding Governor Brown’s Proposed 2014-15 Budget Release
Related to the Cal Grant Program
Kristen Soares, President, Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities
January 9, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget for fiscal year 2014-15 has been released, and while it includes positive news for many aspects of the state budget, it represents a severe oversight of cuts pending for California’s financially needy students attending the nonprofit sector of higher education. Unfortunately, these cuts will work against the Governor’s objectives of increasing the number of baccalaureate degrees in the state, closing the achievement gap in higher education and getting student through in 4-years.
We are disappointed to see that Governor Brown’s 20 …